10 Water-Rich, Hydrating Foods

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1. Cucumber

Cucumbers contain about 95 percent water,Plus, they're packed with potassium, which may help prevent stroke.they contain an anti-inflammatory substance, fisetin, which promotes brain health

2. Zucchini

With a water content of 95 percent, zucchini is high-ranking on the highly hydrating foods list, too.

3. Watermelon

atermelon is about 92 percent water, says Schapiro. Plus, it's filled with nutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as lycopene and antioxidants

4. Celery

A University of Illinois study found that luteolin, a flavonoid in celery, has the potential to inhibit cancer cell growth, especially in the pancreas.

5. Carrots

Carrots are 90 percent water and are high in fiber. On top of that, they're good for your eyes. "Carrots are really important for good vision," Schapiro says.

6. Radishes

 "Radishes are known for their cooling effect. The natural heat or spicy flavor of a radish acts on the body to help alleviate excess heat in the body,"

7. Kiwi

Kiwi is made up of 85 percent water & has as much potassium as a medium banana. "It also has a low glycemic index,which means fewer spikes in blood sugars for more sustained release of energy,"

8. Peaches

We're peachy-keen on this fuzzy fruit with 88 percent water content. Sure, they're delicious and they're also fun to pick at orchards (or even wineries, like in Texas!).

9. Potatoes

Spuds contain about 80 percent water and are a good source of potassium.Waxy varieties—like red skins—tend to have a higher water content than other varieties like russets.

10. Broccoli

It's a nutritional powerhouse and provides disease protective phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and tastes great. Plus, it's 91 percent water.

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